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A Crème de la Crème & Harling's Jewellers Giveaway "Something Tacori Blue"



A beautiful English tradition is for a bride to be given something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day. Something old represents what the bride is leaving behind as she begins her new journey, as well as the continuity of her family. Something new represents hope of what the new matrimony has to bring. Something borrowed if often given to the bride by a happily married woman who is willing to share her love & success in marriage with the bride to be. And lastly, something blue traditionally represents fidelity & loyalty – a precious detail that seals a promise forever.

Since a Tacori Girl depicts what a Crème Bride really is, we thought this “Something Tacori Blue” topaz cocktail ring would be the perfect giveaway leading up to the Grand Wedding Showcase. Whether you are a bride yourself, a bridesmaid, or a lover of fine jewelry – this contest is made for all the sophisticated, unique, timeless ladies in Vancouver!

You can enter on Facebook or on Twitter (or both for an extra chance to win) Oct 3 - Oct 19th:

Here is how to enter on Facebook:

- Like Harling’s Jewellers
- Like Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase
- Once you have liked both pages: Comment on the “Something Tacori Blue” image on the Crème de la Crème Facebook page and let us know you have entered the contest.

How to enter on Twitter:

- Follow @HarlingsBC
- Follow @CremeVancouver
- Once you have followed both Harling’s Jewellers & Crème de la Crème: RT (retweet) the following tweet:

Follow @HarlingsBC & @CremeVancouver for a chance to #Win this beautiful @Tacori #SomethingBlue ring! http://bit.ly/Rd5QIh


The winner will be announced on Monday, October 22 – There is one prize and the winner will be randomly chosen via Facebook or Twitter. Good luck Beauties!

Wedding Photography with Sweet Pea Photography



We at CountDown Events just love to feature purveyors with passion for their craft. Today`s feature is no different, we`d like to introduce you to Lori Miles from Sweet Pea Photography.

There is not a day goes by where I don’t pinch myself and know I have the best job in the world. The simple fact that my clients love my work and choose me to follow them around with a camera on the most important day of their life and document it… tells me how fortunate I am. It is an honour and a huge thrill and I truly love what I do.


I have been photographing weddings for 13 years now and I am still passionate about it. I’m a romantic, what can I say? Weddings are full of genuine emotion and I live to capture those real moments and document each and every one of them for my clients. When my brides tell me how much fun they had, how beautiful they felt and how simply looking at their wedding photos allows them to relive their day… that is all I can I ask for.

Photographs provided by Sweet Pea Photography


My wedding photography consists of unlimited digital coverage with a second photographer who works alongside me throughout the day. Our couples receive their incredible images on both an online web gallery as well as a unique and custom designed slideshow. I also work closely with them to create gorgeous coffee table books, which tell the story of the day with all of the best images from the wedding.

If I were asked to describe my style, the words I hear most often are… Classic. Timeless. Romantic. Elegant. I want to capture images that are not only beautiful, but make you feel something when you look at them.


If you`d like to get to know more about Lori Miles visit her website at Sweet Pea Photography. and be sure to visit her at the upcoming 8th Annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase.

Presenting The Cayman Islands at the 2012 Grand Wedding Showcase



The Cayman Islands are a little piece of heaven on earth. We welcome Cayman Islands back to the 2012 Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase with open arms!

Wedding : For couples looking to plan an exotic island wedding, the Cayman Islands offer something few destinations can match...exquisite natural beauty infused with civility and commitment. The result is a sort of "barefoot elegance" that promises to make your special day truly remarkable. Whether you're planning a grand, sophisticated church wedding for 200 or an intimate beachfront ceremony for two - Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac afford the locales, activities and attractions to make your experience larger than life.

Honeymoon : Cayman Islands provide a close, convenient retreat for honeymooners. Revel in the solitude of a white sand beach all your own. Commune with nature on one of the islands' numerous walking trails. Savor scrumptious dining or take to the crystal clear water to experience first-hand why Cayman is world-renowned as a divers' and snorkellers' paradise. Whether you choose to spend your honeymoon in the lap of luxury at one of Grand Cayman's upscale resorts, or simply get away from it all at a cozy beach bungalow in Little Cayman or Cayman Brac, the Cayman Islands is the perfect setting to enjoy newly wedded bliss.

The Cayman Islands really do have everything you are looking for and so much more. Feel free to stop by and meet the Cayman representatives at the Grand Wedding Showcase on November 4th!

One of the beautiful signature tables designed by CountDown Events for Cayman Islands at the Crème de la Crème Showcase.

Be sure to follow them on Twitter at @CaymanVows & @Cayman_Islands

Images courtesy of Cayman Islands

The Sparkle Experience Giveaway by Jeweliette Jewellery & Crème de la Crème


The highly anticipated 2012 Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase is only weeks away. On November 4th experience the ultimate luxury wedding showcase at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver filled with extraordinarily talented purveyors.

This year, Jeweliette Jewellery is having a fabulous giveaway for a special 2012-2013 Crème bride!

You could win:
A private shopping morning for the bride and her bridesmaids at Jeweliette Jewellery
Including: A bottle of pink champagne, macaroons and 3 x $65 G/C for the perfect bridesmaids gifts & 4 tickets to the Crème de la Crème showcase! The winner will also recieve a complimentary consult with Elsa Corsi for bridal jewelry and a $100 towards an Elsa Corsi jewel.

How to enter:
-“Like” Jeweliette Jewellery on Facebook – Here!
-“Like” The Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase on Facebook – Here!
-“Like" Elsa Corsi Jewellery on Facebook - Here!
-Tag yourself and your bridesmaids on the Contest Giveaway image on the Crème de la Crème Facebook page - Here!

For an extra chance to win: Leave us a comment below the giveaway image on Facebook, telling us why you would love to win this luxe treat!

Duration of contest: Sept 24 – Oct 1st


*Note - You must be a 2012 or 2013 bride to enter this giveaway.The winner of the Jeweliette Jewellery Sparkle Experience giveaway will be announced on Oct 2nd on our Crème de la Crème Facebook page. Good luck and sparkle away!

The Luxury behind The Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase


Many of you have attended one of our 7 Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcases over the years and know how glamorous & unique our event is. For those who haven’t, we can’t wait to showcase what the luxe wedding world has to offer!

From breath taking floral, elegant decor, sparkling jewels and top experts in wedding services – You will find everything you are looking for at this showcase and so much more.

Last year we were blessed to have one of our favourite photographers fly in from Hawaii especially for our Grand Wedding Showcase. We are so pleased to say that Tamiz Photography will be back this year for another unforgettable event! Here are a few beautiful images Tamiz took of some exhibitors from the 2011 showcase.

Jewels by Elsa Corsi

Makeup Artist Hayley Miller

Sofreh by Sunflower Florist

Be sure to visit us on Facebook for more beautiful updates leading up to the highly anticipated Crème de la Crème showcase!
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